BuddyBoss theme updated to 2.1.7, compatible with BuddyPress 1.7


Today we updated BuddyBoss, our premium BuddyPress theme, to version 2.1.7.

Updates include:

  • Compatibility with BuddyPress 1.7 (only if BuddyPress plugin is activated)
  • Custom stylesheet for bbPress 2+ standalone forums (now the default setup in BuddyPress)
  • Better organized and detailed readme.txt file

The list of edited files can be found in the Release Notes.

How to update: Just follow this guide →

Important Note:

BuddyPress 1.7 has a bug that prevents the Toolbar (also referred to as the Admin bar) from displaying for logged out users. You’ll see an edit to functions.php in the Release Notes and also the readme.txt file in the theme to patch this bug in the theme for now.

What’s next for BuddyBoss?

BuddyBoss 3.0 is a major update that we’re working on in the background. We hoped we would have it finished in time to coincide with the BuddyPress 1.7 release, but we’re a little behind schedule. But that’s ok. More time to get it all polished. It’s going to be the most significant update to BuddyBoss to date!

  • It will be fully responsive. In some important ways it will behave like a native mobile app when viewed on a phone.
  • It will take full advantage of BuddyPress 1.7, meaning the theme will be able to run even with BuddyPress deactivated (losing the BuddyPress related features of course).
  • It will have a significantly more organized structure, with a clear separation between files related to BuddyBoss, BuddyPress, WordPress, and bbPress. The theme treats all four as separate but related frameworks. So you can turn off bbPress for example, and the bbPress styles won’t be used. You can turn off BuddyPress, and those styles and files will be ignored, etc. It makes navigating and editing the theme more intuitive.


    1. Nope, not yet. We’re in the process of releasing betas for testing. Once we have closed all of the bugs we will release BuddyBoss 3.0. It is a major release and so we are being very careful to make sure it all works properly. Beta #1 is out (to those who applied to be beta testers) and Beta #2 is coming this week.

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